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Showing posts from June, 2012

The long awaited shirt post

The reason I haven't updated anything lately is that I've been travelling for work these past two weeks. I spent some time in New York, the vast majority of it at work. I did make it to the fashion district once though - I left Mood with 3 yards of the most beautiful yellow silk shantung and some pretty buttons for my forthcoming projects. I just need to decide what to use it on now.

I promised in my last I would post about my new shirt, and I've been meaning to do so all this time: it was a matter of finally taking pictures.

This shirt is a straight B6035 in size 10. The only change I made was to add about 0.5cm to the shoulder width. This first pic was taken as soon as I put it on (gorgeous view from the hotel window, wasn't it?):

I feel that the top part has the perfect amount of ease. I was wondering while wearing it lately if I should take future versions in around the hips a bit - it looks all right in the pictures, but I feel it's too wide there when wearing…

Me-made musings

I know I haven't updated anyone in... must be 3 weeks at this point. I have been horribly busy at work - about 3 months ago, I decided to take on a role that has more responsibility, but it also came with longer hours while I'm learning. I'm still settling in, and maybe in the not so long future things will be back to normal. And I've been playing Diablo 3 on top of that (shhh).

However, I have been sewing. I have finished my shirt! No pictures of me wearing it, but I'll have Mr T take some when I wear it next time. This is the best garment I've made - I really took my time with it, and it paid off. I wore it to work and no one asked if it was me-made.

I have got some construction pictures though:

I used flat felled seams everywhere but the princess seams. For these, after sewing the seam, I turned the seam allowance under and stitched, after which I topstitched the turned allowance to the body of the blouse.

All in all, I'm very happy with it. I've now…